About John Frazier

John Frazier is the Community Specialist at Simms Fishing Products. Fresh or salt, John loves being on or around the water. When he doesn't have a rod in hand, chances he's watching the action unfold through the view finder of his camera while mentally crafting a story.

Tarpon Essentials

Before cashing in on your tarpon days, make sure you’re bringing along the essentials.

No matter how many times you have chased a specific species or how familiar you are with the gear required to pursue it, when it comes to a big trip, the question of what to pack always rises. It’s May, which for many of you means the excitement and anticipation that’s been building since you booked your tarpon days last season are transforming into reality. Before you pull your suitcase out and begin sorting through your salt water gear, check out our tarpon collection – there might be a few items here that come in handy when it counts.

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The Artwork of Jake Keeler

Heavy Metal, Dungeons & Dragons, Fly Fishing and Protecting the Boundary Waters.

If the name Jake Keeler sounds familiar, it’s because he’s the only artist out there who somehow, has cohesively blended fantasy and fly fishing. Formally trained, Keeler’s unique style was shaped by his love for heavy metal, Dungeons and Dragons and of course, his passion for fly fishing in his home state of Minnesota. Already a conservation minded angler/artist, Keeler was an obvious choice to design the Save Our Streams Boundary Waters T-Shirt. We recently caught up with Keeler to dive deeper into his inspirations and to get his thoughts on protecting the Boundary Waters.

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Growing Up on the Stone

Born and Raised in Livingston, Montana, James Anderson Speaks About the Current State of his Home Water – the Yellowstone River.

Born and raised in Livingston, Montana, quite literally, James Anderson grew up along the banks of the Yellowstone. Because of his upbringing, his connection with the river runs deeper than most. From dawn to dusk fishing excursions with his father, to refreshing rope swing plunges into the river’s pools, to guiding clients to trophy rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout, Anderson has been privileged to experience the Yellowstone in all its glory. On the flip side, after the temporary closure that occurred during the summer of 2016, he knows all too well what an unhealthy Yellowstone means to the town of Livingston and its community. Below, Anderson recounts some of his fondest childhood memories and candidly speaks about the current state of his home water.

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G4 Pro® Pack Collection

Easy Access and Fishy Internal Organization Meets Durable Weatherproof Protection.

Now that winter has come and gone, the time has arrived to gear up and get organized for full day pursuits on the water. Whether it’s drifting dries, stripping streamers or stalking the flats, the months ahead are some of the best for hike/wade enthusiasts. Those who fish on foot know the importance of a quality pack. Finally, after over 4,000 hours of rigorous field-testing, Simms is able to offer a collection of packs worthy of the G4 badge. Available in a backpack, sling, hip and tactical-hip style, the G4 Pro® line is no doubt the fishiest to ever leave Simms HQ. Read more:

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